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DATE: Monday, January 21, 2013

LOCATION: Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Ave., Belmont

TIME: Registration at 8:30 am, breakfast at 8:45. Program 9:00 to 11:00 am.

ADMISSION: $5 per person   $10 per family

Supervised activities (with Mr. S.) for children 6 to 11; childcare for under 5 by the Belmontian Club. This event will have sign language interpreters.

Guest speaker: Jean McGuire, Executive Director of METCO
"METCO: 2020 Vision"

As we look into the future, what is the vision for our METCO program in the year 2020? And if we look today at METCO with 20/20 vision, what works and what doesn't?

Join Jean McGuire, the founding director of METCO, for a discussion of the vision that created the METCO program and how that vision needs to be sustained, renewed and transformed in the 21st century.


All proceeds benefit the METCO Support Fund, which provides after-school transportation funds and other financial support to ensure that Boston students at all Belmont schools can fully participate in after-school activities.

Donations may be sent by check at any time to:

P.O. Box 649
MA 02478

Write "METCO Fund" on the memo line.


"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all the flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with.

With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


To provide students with educational opportunities designed to enrich their academic, personal and interpersonal experiences. It is our belief that the METCO experience should provide a strong academic foundation, as well as an environment rich in cultural, educational, ethnic and racial diversity.


  • The METCO program was established to provide opportunity for children from racially-imbalanced schools in Boston and children from isolated suburban schools to learn together in an integrated public school setting.
  • METCO strives to increase the diversity and reduce the racial isolation in the receiving districts so that the students from different backgrounds can learn from each other in meaningful ways.
  • The METCO program also provides a closer understanding and cooperation between urban and suburban parents and other citizens in the Boston Metropolitan area.